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At a house where the homeless go to die, she has been a constant for nearly 30 years. Now, she is saying goodbye.

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On July 31, she will hand over her title as executive director to Kowshara Thomas, a nurse at the house, and drive toward Western Canada to take care of her 95-year-old mother.

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July 20, 2019 | It is the plainest of wooden tables, the kind you probably wouldn’t examine closely unless you spilled something on it.

And yet, it seems the only fitting place to start Patty Wudel’s story.

The first time she sat at that table was on a Sunday in 1990. She had met a young black man named Ron at church, and after they talked for a bit, he asked her, “Would you like to meet my family?”

Theresa Vargas : Washington, D.C. Local columnist who previously wrote for the local enterprise team about poverty, race and people with disabilities.

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‘Send Her Back’: The Bigoted Rallying Cry of Trump 2020

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  • The president’s supporters at a North Carolina rally showed contempt for naturalized citizens and the Constitution.
  • Related: Some Media Outlets - Including NPR - Still Refuse To Call Trump What He Is: Racist.

Conor Friedersdorfthe Atlantic


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The crowd’s authoritarian outburst and the purposefully divisive, irresponsible presidential rhetoric that prompted it portends an ugly Trump campaign for reelection. Like “lock her up,” the chant that Trump rally-goers directed at Hillary Clinton in 2016, “send her back” is poised to travel the country with the president.



Burning a copy of the U.S. Constitution would show no more contempt for it than the crowd’s bigoted, nativist reverie about tyrannically deposing an elected member of Congress. No opinion expressed by the congresswoman, no matter how wrongheaded, could excuse the un-American mob.

Conor Friedersdorf is a California-based staff writer at the Atlantic, where he focuses on politics and national affairs. He is the founding editor of The Best of Journalism, a newsletter devoted to exceptional nonfiction.

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Some Media Outlets - Including NPR - Still Refuse To Call Trump What He Is: Racist. Marina Fang, Huffington Post

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President Donald Trump’s comments telling four members of Congress to “go back” to some other country were racist. Not all media outlets called it what it is.

Trump’s tweets calling on four women of color in Congress to “go back” to other countries were racist, full stop. Not “racially charged.” Racist.
Related: How To Fight Establishment Propaganda Machines Like NPR And Win

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, July 13, 2019.

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Feature Article | Activism & Organizing

Here’s What You Should Know About Upcoming ICE Raids. Sarah Ruiz-Grossman, Huffington Post
 

  • https://portside.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/icecops511.jpgKnow your rights and how to help undocumented immigrants targeted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests.
  • Illegal aliens have a right not to get caught.
  • Related: To Defeat ICE, We Need to Target Its Backers -- Microsoft and Amazon.
  • Related: Special Project | The Deplorable US Immigration Crisis, July 13, 2019

Publisher's Choice | Gender & Sexuality

From the Archives | U.S. Placed Immigrant Children With Traffickers, Report Says. Emmarie Huetteman, New York (NY) Times

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A child from Honduras watched a movie at a United States Border Patrol detention center in McAllen, Tex., in 2014.

Of Special Interest | Critical Thinking

Noam Chomsky- The Real Election Meddling Isn't Coming From Russia. Alan MacLeod, FAIR  / Truthdig

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Noam Chomsky reveals how the old-school ‘propaganda model’ still works to manufacture consent in the information age.
Related: Tomgram: Engelhardt, American Election Exceptionalism

 

Bloggers & Columnists | Noam Chomsky, Tom Englehardt,



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Racist women told Burger King manager to 'go back to Mexico.' He gave them a lesson in civics instead. May Wilkerson, SomeeCards / Upworthy

This is how you handle racists.

Government & Politics

Jimmy Carter is the voice of sanity and morality in a nation that's dying for lack of either. Mark Sumner, Daily Kos

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  • Jimmy Carter is America’s referee, and he’s calling a foul. The only people who should be upset about that are the ones who were gaming the system in the first place. 
  • Related: From the Archives: Jimmy Carter: The US Is an "Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery."

Human Rights

Special Project | The Deplorable US Immigration Crisis, July 13, 2019, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

https://hightowerlowdown.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-07_Familias-750x400.jpgThis is not just a matter of Trump’s character, but also of ours. Our government’s immigration policies raise a fundamental question about our people’s moral fortitude: Will we as a society stand up to our own xenophobic, demagogic government pressing us to abandon–no, to betray–America’s historic democratic values?

Media & Technology

‘NY Times’ disgracefully joins the propaganda campaign to push for war against Iran. James North, Mondoweiss

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James Fallows is a distinguished veteran journalist, now with the Atlantic, who among his other achievements warned against the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Fallows is level-headed, not prone to excitement. And he describes the rising tension in the Mideast around Iran as “depressing, and alarming, as hell.”

Race & Ethnicity

Freedom Rider: Biden and the Shame of the Black Misleaders, Margaret Kimberley, BlackAgenda Report  (BAR)

  • https://www.blackagendareport.com/sites/default/files/2019-06/FR__845x400%20%281%29_1.jpgThe misleaders are tacitly admitting that black people can expect little to be done in their favor even if the Democrats manage to win.
  • Related: Joe Biden Is A Republican, Plain and Simple

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Voters Don’t Want Democrats to Be Moderates. Pelosi Should Take the Hint.

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Pelosi would do well to note that the “moderates” she defends did not bring about the Democrats’ 2018 midterm victory alone. The passion of the progressive base, vividly represented by The Squad, were a large part of that success. If Pelosi doesn’t remember that soon, she will wind up handing her gavel over to some right-wing ghoul again, and she will have herself to blame.

William Rivers Pitt, Truthout

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July 13, 2019 | Imagine if the Allies had managed to establish only one beachhead during the Normandy invasion, instead of five. Now imagine Supreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower ordering the deliberate bombing and strafing of a segment of his own soldiers on that lone beachhead.

This is basically what is happening between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and the progressive members of the Democratic caucus. In the middle of a fight against entrenched, mechanized fascism, Speaker Pelosi has chosen to train fire on her own people as they cling to the one lonely governmental beachhead Democrats have managed to seize.

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The Center Cannot Hold: Ryan Grim on Democrats in Turmoil. Jessica Goodheart, LA Progressive / Capital & Main

  • https://mk0capitalandmapk3jq.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Obama-Clinton-1.jpgA highly readable and timely account of the Democratic Party’s fall from power also points the way to its redemption.
  • Related: Caution: Moderate Democrats Ahead

 

 

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Here’s What You Should Know About Upcoming ICE Raids

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  • Know your rights and how to help undocumented immigrants targeted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests.
  • Illegal aliens have a right not to get caught.
  • Related: To Defeat ICE, We Need to Target Its Backers -- Microsoft and Amazon.
  • Related: Special Project | The Deplorable US Immigration Crisis, July 13, 2019

Sarah Ruiz-Grossman, Huffington Post

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07/11/2019 | Amid reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) plans to target thousands of undocumented immigrants for deportation in the coming days, HuffPost has gathered information that undocumented people and those who want to support them should know.

The New York Times first reported that ICE is planning raids beginning Sunday and lasting multiple days in which it plans to arrest thousands of undocumented immigrants in at least 10 major cities across the country.



The raids will target specific people ― but others may be at risk.  




Agents plan to target at least 2,000 people who have been ordered deported, the Times said, citing two unnamed Department of Homeland Security officials and one former one.
ICE told HuffPost that it “will not offer specific details related to enforcement operations.”

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To Defeat ICE, We Need to Target Its Backers -- Microsoft and Amazon. Jacinta Gonzalez, Truthout
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  • More than a decade has passed since the giant immigration rights protests of May Day, 2006, and activists now face the most toxic political climate yet faced by our generation. We need coordinated strategies that target the technologies created by companies like Microsoft and Amazon that are supporting ImmigrationandCustom Enforcement's (ICE) targeted attacks against our community.
  • Related: Trump is lying about immigrant crime – and the research proves it.

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Special Project | The Deplorable US Immigration Crisis, July 13, 2019, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • 5 New Items including: Story 1:  From the Archives | U.S. Placed Immigrant Children With Traffickers, Report Says. * Story 2: Migrant Children Draw Chilling Reality Of Life Inside A Federal Facility. * Story 3: Acting DHS Chief Denies Troubling Conditions At Migrant Detention Centers. * Story 4: The Truth on Immigration: Unmasking the Fiction Perpetuated by President Trump In His Address to Congress. * Story 5: From the Archives | The Truth About Undocumented Immigrants and Taxes
  • Related: Trump’s border cruelty is a test of our national character.

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Special Project | The Deplorable US Immigration Crisis, July 13, 2019

This is not just a matter of Trump’s character, but also of ours. Our government’s immigration policies raise a fundamental question about our people’s moral fortitude: Will we as a society stand up to our own xenophobic, demagogic government pressing us to abandon–no, to betray–America’s historic democratic values?

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5 New Items including:

  • Story 1:  From the Archives | U.S. Placed Immigrant Children With Traffickers, Report Says. * Story 2: Migrant Children Draw Chilling Reality Of Life Inside A Federal Facility. * Story 3: Acting DHS Chief Denies Troubling Conditions At Migrant Detention Centers. * Story 4: The Truth on Immigration: Unmasking the Fiction Perpetuated by President Trump In His Address to Congress. * Story 5: From the Archives | The Truth About Undocumented Immigrants and Taxes
  • Related: Trump’s border cruelty is a test of our national character.

July 13, 2019 |

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A child from Honduras watched a movie at a United States Border Patrol detention center in McAllen, Tex., in 2014. CreditJohn Moore/Getty Images
 

Story 2: Migrant Children Draw Chilling Reality Of Life Inside A Federal Facility. Lee Moran, Huffington Post
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07/04/2019 | The American Academy of Pediatrics released haunting images drawn by children who had been in Customs and Border Protection custody.
 

Story 3: Acting DHS Chief Denies Troubling Conditions At Migrant Detention Centers, Sanjana Karanth, Huffington Post
07/07/2019 | Kevin McAleenan told ABC’s “This Week” that the slew of reports on unsafe and unsanitary conditions at Border Patrol facilities are unsubstantiated.

Story 4: The Truth on Immigration: Unmasking the Fiction Perpetuated by President Trump In His Address to Congress. U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary Democrats

2019 | Alternative Fact #1: Immigration makes us less safe. Reality: Immigrants are significantly less likely than native-born Americans to commit crimes.

Story 5: From the Archives | The Truth About Undocumented Immigrants and Taxes,  Alexia Fernández Campbell, the Atlantic

They’re contributing billions of dollars a year to Social Security, but may never reap any retirement benefits from it.

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Sep 12, 2016 | Every year, the Social Security Administration collects billions of dollars in taxes that it doesn’t know who paid. Whenever employers send in W-2 forms that have Social Security numbers that don’t match with anyone on record, the agency routes the paperwork to what’s called the Earnings Suspense File, where it sits until people can prove the wages were theirs, allowing them to one day collect retirement benefits.

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Trump’s border cruelty is a test of our national character. Jim Hightower, Hightower Lowdown

 

  • https://hightowerlowdown.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-07_Familias-750x400.jpgThis is not just a matter of Trump’s character, but also of ours. Our government’s immigration policies raise a fundamental question about our people’s moral fortitude: Will we as a society stand up to our own xenophobic, demagogic government pressing us to abandon–no, to betray–America’s historic democratic values?
  • Related: Trump is lying about immigrant crime – and the research proves it.

Special Project | The Deplorable US Immigration Crisis, June 30, 2019

Special Project | The Deplorable US Immigration Crisis

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Feature Article | Foreign Affairs

We’re Not the Good Guys. Tom Engelhardt, Counterpunch

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  • As we head into election season 2020, however, just don’t imagine that we’re the good guys on Planet Earth.
  • As far as I can tell, there aren’t many good guys left.
     

Publisher's Choice | Government & Politics

Killing for the Sake of It: The Grisly Reality of the Failing US Empire, Dmitry Orlov, Club Orlov / Astute News

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Tomahawk%20Missle%20Launch%20from%20Battleship.jpgAs law and order break down in more and more places, we will see more and more US troops on the streets of cities in the US, spreading death and destruction just like they did in Iraq or in Afghanistan. The last license to kill to be revoked will be the license to kill ourselves.
 

Of Special Interest | Law & Justice


The Supreme Court's Message: Win or Go Home, Russell Berman, the Atlantic

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  • In a pair of rulings on partisan gerrymandering and the census, Chief Justice John Roberts enshrined the nation’s modern form of winner-take-all politics into law.
  • Related: A Revolution of Democracy
     

Bloggers & Columnists | Amy Goodman, Jim Hightower, S. Brian Willson, Tom Englehardt



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Arts, Culture, & Entertainment

The Women’s World Cup Was Always Going To Be Megan Rapinoe’s Moment. Travis Waldron, Huffington Post

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  • Megan Rapinoe celebrates after scoring the opening goal in the United States’ World Cup quarterfinal win over France.
  • The U.S. soccer star’s fight for gender and racial equality began long before she slammed President Donald Trump.

Books, Literature, & Ideas

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  • Part 1: Rethinking the 4th of July
  • There is something profoundly inappropriate about blowing off fireworks at a time when the United States is waging war — and underwriting war — with real fireworks around the world.
  • Part 2: Frederick Douglass’s Fourth of July speech called out America for its hypocrisy.
  • Trump’s takeover of the holiday shows we haven’t learned much.
  • Part 3: What the Flag Means to Me
  • I believe we are living one of the most incredible lies in history, … ignoring empirical reality. It is truly amazing!

Government & Politics

How Lincoln's disdain for demagogues pricks Trump's Fourth of July pomposity. Sidney Blumenthal, the Guardian

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If nothing else, the president’s speech on the Mall on Thursday will show how far we have fallen since Lincoln.

Human Rights

Special Project | The Deplorable US Immigration Crisis, June 30, 2019, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

This is not just a matter of Trump’s character, but also of ours. Our government’s immigration policies raise a fundamental question about our people’s moral fortitude: Will we as a society stand up to our own xenophobic, demagogic government pressing us to abandon–no, to betray–America’s historic democratic values?

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Jimmy Carter is the voice of sanity and morality in a nation that's dying for lack of either.

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  • Jimmy Carter is America’s referee, and he’s calling a foul. The only people who should be upset about that are the ones who were gaming the system in the first place. 
  • Related: From the Archives: Jimmy Carter: The US Is an "Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery."

Mark Sumner, Daily Kos

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Saturday June 29, 2019 | The Washington Post is just one of several sources rushing to claim that President Jimmy Carter crossed a dangerous line in saying that Donald Trump’s election was “illegitimate.” Almost unbelievably at this point, the article argues that “labeling Trump an illegitimate president is the kind of thing that can destabilize the country—which, as it happens, is precisely what Vladimir Putin and Russia aimed to do with their 2016 interference.” And that gem comes after the admission that Carter is almost certainly right, that the level of interference in the 2016 election was more than sufficient to account for Trump’s slim margin of victory in a handful of states.

That’s a take that is … what is that technical term again? Ah. Profoundly stupid.

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From the Archives: Jimmy Carter: The US Is an "Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery."  Jon Schwarz, the Intercept

  • Former president Jimmy Carter said Tuesday on the nationally syndicated radio show the Thom Hartmann Program that the United States is now an 'oligarchy' in which 'unlimited political bribery' has created 'a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors.'
  • Both Major U.S. Parties are Plagues on Humanity

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